She Ran Away From Love by Mawson Bear – Book Review

Hello Booklovers!!

Today I am here with another book review, of course. This is one of my all time favorites. I was rather attached with the first book. It is none other than the favorite adult picture book, She Ran Away From Love by Mawson Bear

Thanking Mawson bear for sending me a free copy of the book, in exchange for an honest review.



The Light of Love pours down on Frilly. It shines so brightly that she quails and runs away.

Upset with herself for feeling scared, she wakes her good friend Mawson and pours out her confusions. She wants to learn how to be bold and is convinced that she can do this by going on a quest.

With muddled help from Mawson she sets off into the great Out There. But is a quest to find oneself really the answer?

My Review

As I mentioned before this is the second  book by Mawson. You can read my review to the first book by clicking here

This is a story of a little bear called Frilly who is determined to be brave and she is in a quest to find her self. Frilly wants to find the purpose of life. She receives the support for her quest through her dear friend, Mawson. There is deeper meaning the book carries and conveys to the reader.

The photographs were adorable. I fell in love with Frilly, she is such a cute teddy bear. The story gives life to the teddy bears, and it takes you into an enchanted world. Unknowingly, you are carried away with Frilly and her little quest and the best part is in the end there is something for you to learn. Something with a deeper meaning.

Normally I use Mawson Bear books as my stress reliever. They really do help you to feel relaxed.

Well, what more to say? If you still haven’t read it, it is high time that you grab yours. Read both of them, am sure you will be mesmerized with the wonderful world of Mawson bear and his friends.

My Rating

152-1529188_intuit-proadvisor-transparent-background-five-stars 5/5 (Stars) Tremendous, I like it very much

That is all for today folks. Do leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments below.

Until next post,



What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera – Book Review

Hello All!!!

Welcome to my blog, and I am here with yet another Book review.

This book was a complete coincidence. Found it in the library, and got it without having the slightest idea about the book or the author. I am so very glad I read this book, because it was simply amazing.

What Lies Between Us by Nayomi Munaweera



In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America. There the girl reinvents herself as an American teenager to survive, with the help of her cousin; but even as she assimilates and thrives, the secrets and scars of her past follow her into adulthood. In this new country of freedom, everything she has built begins to crumble around her, and her hold on reality becomes more and more tenuous. When the past and the present collide, she sees only one terrible choice. (from Goodreads)

My Review


A young girl grows up in the hill capital, of Sri Lanka. Being the only child and born to a wealthy family she spends a luxurious life. But her experience as a child, haunts through out her life. There are some special characteristics that I identified in the story.

  1. The author being a Sri Lankan has a major impact on the story. The Sr Lankan traditions, gender guidelines, caste system and economic traumas are highlighted through out the story.
  2. As you can see, there are two settings of the story; Sri Lanka and America, which is well-connected. The story flows through these two settings, in a very smooth manner.
  3. The first part of the story reveals the childhood of the female protagonist, and the second part discusses about the assimilation of the protagonist to the American culture or you can simply put it as, re-inventing herslef.
  4. The plot must be discussed. The mother has her own period of depression and the father is an alcoholic. This I feel, is not a perfect match, but there they are married. The girl gets abused at her young age, and she thinks that it is Samson, the male servant of her house, is responsible. She gets paranoid by thinking about this fact and it affects her life in the later stages. In the latter part, when she gets to know, that she was not abused by the male servant and  her mother knew it all along, but kept it hidden under the covers, is shocking.
  5. How she reacts towards her own child and in the end, how she kills the child, wrenched my heart apart.
  6. I felt that the story was written in a way of a confession.
  7. We start to read the story by not knowing anything about the protagonist, but when we reach the end, it connects smoothly with the beginning. It is a fact that made me really slayed! You feel that the story is completed and you know, exactly what happened in the end. It makes perfect sense.
  8. Another important fact that I identified in the story was that, the name of the female protagonist is being revealed in the Epilogue of the story. She is Ganga.
  9. The story carries a deeper meaning and hidden truths, that recur in our society.

I was completely astounded by this wonderful story. Would highly recommend this contemporary piece of fiction to all my fellow Book Lovers!

My Rating

starstarstarstarstar(5/5) Tremendous, I like it very much!


About the Author – Nayomi Munaweera


Nayomi Munaweera is a Sri Lankan American writer and author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, which won Commonwealth Book Prize for the Asian Region in 2013. Island of a Thousand Mirrors was her debut novel and was published in South Asia in 2012. It went on to be nominated for many of the sub-continent’s major literary prizes including Man Asian Literary Prize and won the Commonwealth Regional Prize for Asia in 2013. It was long listed for the International DUBLIN Literary Award and short listed for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. The novel was released in America by St. Martin’s Press in 2014. It tells the story of the conflict between two main ethnic groups in Sri Lanka from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.
Do share your thoughts and ideas about this amazing book in the comments below. If you have not tried this book yet, do check it out and leave your thoughts.
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